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Zenica massacre claims 65 casualties in Croat attack

The Zenica massacre shows dead bodies. In the Croat shelling of Zenica on 19 April 1993, 15 civilians were killed and 50 seriously wounded. Bosnian Genocide (1993). Photo courtesy: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

The Zenica massacre shows dead bodies. In the Croat shelling of Zenica on 19 April 1993, 15 civilians were killed and 50 seriously wounded. Bosnian Genocide (1993). Photo courtesy: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

On 19 April 1993, Croat forces attacked Zenica. The attack resulted in 65 casualties; 15 Bosniak civilians were killed, while another 50 were seriously injured, many of them paralyzed and blinded from shrapnels. The shells landed in three groups of two, at 12:10 p.m., 12:24 p.m. and 12:29 p.m.

Croats blamed the Serbs for the massacre, but Hague Tribunal discarded such claims during Dario Kordic trial.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) established that the market place in Zenica was shelled by the Croatian Council of Defence (HVO) on April 19, 1993 from the village of Putičevo, 15 kilometres from Zenica, resulting in a massacre. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm